Amarinder Singh Likely to Announce Launch of New Political Party ‘Punjab Lok Congress’ Today
Punjab : Former Congress leader and ex-Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh is likely to announce the launch his new political party — the Punjab Lok Congress — today. Mr Singh had cleared that he will not join hands with BJP and nor will return to Congress. Notably, he is launching the party ahead of the Assembly elections slated for early next year in the state.
The speculations on launch of a new party are being made after an indication in this regard has come when his media advisor Raveen Thukral extended an invite to the media for Amarinder Singh’s press briefing in Chandigarh.
After saying Goodbye to Congress over Navjot Singh Sidhu's addition, Mr Singh had announced last week that he would soon announce the launch of his own political party to serve the interests of the people, including the farmers who’ve been fighting for their rights for over a year now.
It must be noted that the former chief minister also said he is hopeful of a seat-sharing arrangement with the BJP for next year’s Assembly elections in the state, if the farmers’ issues are resolved in their interest.
Soon after tendering his resignation from Congress, Amarinder Singh was seen in the national capital where he had held meetings with Union Home Minister Amit Shah, triggering speculations he could join the BJP.
“Punjab needs political stability and protection from internal and external threats. I promise my people that I will do what it takes to ensure peace and security, which is today at stake,” read an earlier tweet by Amarinder Singh.
On the other hand, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa on Tuesday, however, said if Amarinder Singh floated a new political outfit, he would be making a big mistake .
Punjab Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu’s wife, Navjot Kaur Sidhu, too attacked Amarinder Singh over the issue of his new political party. “Amarinder Singh never came out of his farmhouse in the last four and a half years, and now, he suddenly talks about floating a party,” she alleged.